Dancer in harem (Orientalist painting).

Dancer in harem (Orientalist painting).

Гарем, Дворец Топкапь, Стамбул. Исмаил Мюфтюоглу гид историк. www.russkiygidvstambule.com

Гарем, Дворец Топкапь, Стамбул. Исмаил Мюфтюоглу гид историк. www.russkiygidvstambule.com

Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire

John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876), "A Favorite of the Harem." I love the color and fabric contrasts of this one. By period standards, this and many other Orientalist paintings of women are rather racy images--note the spread legs here, unthinkable in the painter's own British society.

John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876), "A Favorite of the Harem." I love the color and fabric contrasts of this one. By period standards, this and many other Orientalist paintings of women are rather racy images--note the spread legs here, unthinkable in the painter's own British society.

An Ottoman Musician

An Ottoman Musician

ottoman empire

ottoman empire

Prophet Muhammad (SAV);   “Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will he be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!” (Hadith)  Fatih Sultan Mehmet, at the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople (İstanbul) and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire, absorbing its administrative apparatus into the Ottoman state.

Prophet Muhammad (SAV); “Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will he be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!” (Hadith) Fatih Sultan Mehmet, at the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople (İstanbul) and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire, absorbing its administrative apparatus into the Ottoman state.

Ottoman.

Ottoman.

janissary

janissary

Ottoman warrior

Ottoman warrior

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